Nondestructive Testing: Market   Overview
Market
Ultrasonic
Electromagnetic
Gas Discharge Visualization


US Sales of NDT Systems

Quality assurance (QA) and associated nondestructive testing are account for approximately $1.5 billion in annual sales (see Table below).  QA programs are commonly based on off-line testing of selected samples of products or product components as they move through the manufacturing process. Statistical methods are then applied to the test results to determine the probability of a defective unit being shipped to the customer. In such a QA process, money saved by not testing every product item can be quickly lost to systematic errors that may not be detected until late in a production run.

Enerize believes that in-line testing of every product unit at several points during production can be a cost effective approach to quality assurance. Such measures are especially important in cases where products may be mission-critical or where repair or replacement would be unduly expensive. Enerize NDT technologies allow 100% nondestructive quality control in the production of such devices as batteries, fuel cell, solar cells, and supercapacitors.

US Sales of NDT Systems By End-User Markets ($ Millions)

 

Market Sector

 

2002

 

2003

 

2008

 

AAGR%
2003-2008

Aerospace

228.5

232

274.0

3.4

Chemical/ Petrochemical

142.6

146

169.0

3.0

Manufacturing

139.5

142

185.0

5.4

Metals

105.0

107

117.0

1.8

Power Generation

211.4

220

282.0

5.1

Transportation Security

440.0

440

621.0

7.1

Other

88.5

93

121

5.3

Total

1,356

1,380

1,769

5.1

US Sales of NDT Systems By Technology ($ Millions)

 

NDT Technology

 

2002

 

2003

 

2008

 

AAGR%
2003-2008

Acoustic Emission

19.7

20

22

1.9

Eddy Current

87.5

90

107

3.5

Infrared/Thermal Imaging

82.0

84

105

4.6

Magnetic Particle

25.5

26

28

1.5

Ultrasound

233.0

240

282

3.3

Radiography

694.0

700

959

6.5

Other (visual, penetrant, IR..)

213.3

214

263

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Total

1,356

1,380

1,769

5.1

 

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